Valla Library (CV)

Campus Valla Library provides library services for educational and research needs at Campus Valla in Linköping.

Valla Library is housed in Studenthuset, the primary meeting place on campus. In Studenthuset, there are approximately 1000 study places in total, including individual study seats, group study spaces, group activity rooms, and a quiet reading room on the fourth floor. The vision behind Studenthuset is to provide all student services in one place.

Valla Library’s collections reflect the wide scope of educational and research subjects at LiU’s largest campus and comprise humanities, behavioural science, social sciences, technology, mathematics and science. 

All floors in Studenthuset may be reached by lifts. The key places in the library are the enquiry desk and reference copies of textbooks collection on the third floor, and the library stacks with the bulk of the library’s book collection, located on the first floor, one floor below ground level.

Use the self-return machine by the enquiry desk on the third floor to return your books. Library books can also be placed in the book drop, marked "Library Book Return," outside the southern façade of Studenthuset (close to the water fountain and facing Key building).

Valla Library is open to the public. Members of the public have access to Studenthuset during the library’s opening hours. LiU students and employees with a valid LiU card have access to Studenthuset’s study seats also outside of the library’s opening hours.

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Student house at Campus Valla seen from Valla outdoor recreation area
Student house at Campus Valla seen from Valla outdoor recreation area Peter Karlsson

Studenthuset

Valla Library is housed in Studenthuset, centrally located on campus by the Corso. Studenthuset was inaugurated in the autumn of 2019.

A librarian and a library visitor by a library enquiry desk.
Magnus Johansson

Library enquiry desk

At the enquiry desk on the third floor, one floor above ground level, library staff are on hand to help you with information seeking and answer your questions about library loans and other services. Nearby, there is the self-return machine where you return your library loans.

Book cabinets and a woman borrowing a book with a self-check machine.
Magnus Johansson

Reference copies of textbooks

At the third floor, you will also find Valla Library’s collection of reference copies of textbooks (day loan items), books on hold and self-service stations for borrowing books with your LiU card.

A row of study seats with reading students.
Magnus Johansson

Reading spaces

In Studenthuset, there are plenty of reading spaces for group work as well as for individual study. A quiet reading room is located on the fourth floor.

Two students at a books shelf in a library.
Magnus Johansson

Fiction books

The fourth to sixth floors house the library’s collections of fiction. Fiction books in English, German, French and some other languages are available on the sixth floor.

Two students standing by a 3D printer.
Magnus Johansson

DigiMaker

DigiMaker, the Library’s combined digital lab and makerspace, can be found on the fifth floor in Studenthuset. DigiMaker has a 3D printer, VR gear, recording equipment, Lego and other tools that will help you unleash your creativity.

Two rows of bookshelves. In the space between the shelves are two people seen at a distance.
Magnus Johansson

Library stacks

The Library stacks on the first floor house the bulk of the library’s collections, including home loan copies of non-fiction books, periodicals, parliamentary papers from the Swedish Riksdag and newspapers on microfilm. There is also a separate collection of school books and teaching material.

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Valla Library

Email: biblioteket@liu.se

Phone: +46 (0)13-28 19 10

Visiting address

Valla Library

Studenthuset, Campus Valla

Mailing address

Linköping University Library

SE-581 83 Linköping Sweden

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